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Old 03-25-2020, 03:07 PM
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Anyone had any expierence with VacMaster 350?
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Old 03-25-2020, 03:33 PM
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I have like that, nice machine. Mine was a different brand off of ebay I forgot which though. It wasn't a "Chinese" brand, or not like shipping from China to you at least.
Old 03-25-2020, 04:45 PM
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I have the Vacmaster 350 going on two years now. It has been trouble free and does an excellent job. I have used it alot to seal almost everything with no issues. Very heavy well built machine. I order all sizes of bags off ebay, they work great.
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This is heavy and seemingly well-designed equipment. I just got it, replacing an oesophagus I had for a few years, but used only slightly and occasionally. The VacMaster PRO 350 is a much more "serious" car, and I am very happy with the purchase.
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I have a Weston Pro 2300 (Amazon) that I've had for 4 years. Has been great and never failed.
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I have a Weston Pro 2300 (Amazon) that I've had for 4 years. Has been great and never failed.
I'll second the Weston pro as good quality unit but my one gripe is there is minimal/no control over time of suction. The machine just automatically triggers when it seals. You can always shorten the time manually but there is no way to prolong the time or keep the machine from triggering the seal. Only occasionally a problem but annoying when it triggers and you don't have all the air out. Other than that has been an awesome machine for game and fish
Old 03-27-2020, 05:19 AM
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I have a Vacmaster VP215 and love it. Got that one b/c a friend in Houma who fishes and hunts a LOT said that was his best sealer. It is heavy so you don't want to lug it around. I have it on a rolling cart in my tackle room so I can bring it to the kitchen if need arises.
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If I can talk you into spending 3 times more go with a chamber vac.
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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
If I can talk you into spending 3 times more go with a chamber vac.
I went thru three of the other type during the same length of time that I have owned the VP215. All three failed after a while, and they never performed nearly as well as what I have now. I am more than happy with my purchase.
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I just got a VM215. Got tired dealing with moister and having to carefully dry everything before sealing.

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Do these work with the Food Saver brand bags?
Old 03-28-2020, 05:27 AM
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I just got a VM215. Got tired dealing with moister and having to carefully dry everything before sealing.
I have found that the seal area still needs to be dry, otherwise I get the occasional seal seal failure. If I can''t fill the bag without getting the seal are wet, then I dry that area with a paper towel.
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Originally Posted by Blutarsky View Post
I have found that the seal area still needs to be dry, otherwise I get the occasional seal seal failure. If I can''t fill the bag without getting the seal are wet, then I dry that area with a paper towel.
Agree that a dry surface seals better but if you play with your time seal setting this issue is mostly overcome. And yes, I do still give a quick wipe to the bags sealing surface but a little moisture from water (when bagging fish) doesn’t seem to have the same impact as the oily moisture from a hunk of meat. The latter definitely having a negative impact.
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Agree on having to dry the seal area but still much easier. Bags are also much cheaper and you can get the 4mil which are thicker.

Folding the bags back when putting fish in works pretty good. Unfold when ready to put into in chamber.
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Originally Posted by BackCountryTampaBay View Post
Agree on having to dry the seal area but still much easier. Bags are also much cheaper and you can get the 4mil which are thicker.

Folding the bags back when putting fish in works pretty good. Unfold when ready to put into in chamber.
I have done that. I also made a funnel out of a paper plate and out of a vacuum bag. Now I like to lay out the fish or venison or whatever flat and neatly and then wipe off the seal area. Stores batter flat in the freezer and looks good if I give some to a neighbor.
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Best thing ever. I use it for fish and prerigged sword baits.
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They are not cheap but like anything....if you use it, money well spent.
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Thanks everyone. I'm going to check & see if my chamber sealer can be fixed and if not, I'll get the 350. mahi season coming soon.

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